What Is the Purpose of the Annual Business Meeting?

Each year, CHBC holds an Annual Business Meeting. This meeting is required by our Bylaws, and is a great opportunity for members to participate in some vital decisions for our church. As well, non-members are welcome and encouraged to attend to learn more about some of the behind-the-scenes things that underlie our life together.

The agenda for each year’s meeting is developed over the whole year, even starting during the fall months. There are some items that always occur on the Annual Meeting agenda, such as voting to approve new elders and deacons, and voting to approve the following fiscal year’s operating budget. There are other things that usually take place, including a visual presentation celebrating our ministry from the prior year, and information about upcoming goals and opportunities for the church. Worship and prayer round out our time together.

There is one key date leading up to the meeting that all of the work of the elders, deacons, and budget team focuses on: the date when agenda items and information is published. We usually pick a date about 3 weeks prior to the meeting. This gives everyone plenty of time to read through the documents and handouts and ask questions or request more information.

This year’s Annual Meeting will be Sunday, June 2, and the publication date was last Friday, May 9. Be sure to peruse everything we’ll be discussing in this year’s annual business meeting here.